Recent sales on Cowper Road in Dublin 6 have seen the larger period properties sell for well in excess of €2 million, with some closer to the €3 million mark.
Number 21, is part of two terraces constructed in 1981, and though not as grand as their period neighbours, these houses appeal to families looking to live here at relatively more affordable prices.
The four-bedroom house is laid out over three floors and has been home to Brian and Mary Godfrey since 2000.
The rooms to the front are bright thanks to the bay windows. At entrance level is a split-level livingroom with an open fire. This leads to a mezzanine, currently used as the music room. The guitars and a piano give an indication of Brian's former work as a director of Golden Discs.
A fourth bedroom on this level is used as an office – with wall-to-wall shelving full of compact discs and Brian’s collection of rare records.
At garden level is a new, pale grey kitchen with silestone countertops and a spacious utility.
As is the trend, new owners may wish to open this area up into the diningroom next door to have a larger open-plan space.
A snug with a woodburning stove and overhead wooden beams is also at this level and is a perfect place for winter evenings.
Three further bedrooms are on the top floor – the largest is en suite which new owners may want to update. The family bathroom – also in need of an update – complete this floor.
The rear garden, with camellias and primula, has a shed and a garage, and pedestrian access to Cowper Mews.
The Godfreys are downsizing and have placed their 179 sq m (1,926 sq ft) home on the market through Sherry FitzGerald with an asking price of €825,000.